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One of the most common causes of knee pain in young athletes, Osgood-Schlatter (say: “oz-good shlot-ter”) causes swelling, pain and tenderness just below the knee, over the shin bone and is most common in boys going through a growth spurt.
We have seen a number of injuries lately that are the result of running on roads with cambered or crowned surfaces. There is potential risk in repetitive, unbalanced stress caused by running on unlevel surfaces.
Where athletes are, so also is the dreaded Athlete’s Foot, a common infection of the foot caused by a microscopic fungus that lives on dead tissue of the hair, toenails, and outer skin layers.
Over the years, we have encountered a number of young female athletes suffering from slower than normal running times, who have, with a doctors help traced the cause to anemia.
In our continuing series on stretching to make running and walking easier, we come to a common injury: Piriformis Syndrome. Runners ask about it all the time, so it seemed like a good topic to write about.
We’re psyched to announce that our very own Craig Cozza, owner of PRO BIKE+RUN, took first place at this year’s Cyclocross National Championship in the 50-55 Masters division!